Journal of Health and Medical Research

Ester Brown

Department of Medicine, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium


  • Review Article   
    Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: Proximal Landing and Dynamic Morphology of the Ascending Aorta
    Author(s): Ester Brown*

    In order to determine a good proximal landing zone and suitable aortic size for the most proximal Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR), the dynamic segmental architecture of the entire Ascending Aorta (AA) was examined. The complete AA was imaged using Electrocardiogram Gated-Computed Tomography Angiography (ECG-CTA) in the systolic and diastolic phases in patients with a non-operated AA (diameter 40 mm). The maximum and smallest diameters in the systole and diastole phases for each plane of each segment were noted. Aortic size measurements were compared using the Wilcoxon signed rank test. 100 patients in total (53% men, 82.1 years old on average, 76.8-85.1) were enrolled. Systolic values for the AA during the cardiac cycle were significantly greater than diastolic values, according to analysis of the dynamic plane dimensions of the AA.. View More»
    DOI: 10.37532/ JHMR.5.2.136

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